A man is facing federal charges for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography in Montcalm County. Benjamin Charles Small is charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography — both felonies.
Starting next school year, students in Belding Area Schools will begin touching and tapping their way into classroom material. At a special Belding school board meeting Tuesday afternoon, the board approved purchasing 1,300 Apple iPads, putting one in the hand of every student and teacher in grades 6-12 beginning this autumn.
Ionia County Undersheriff Dale Miller of Odessa Township has announced his candidacy for sheriff. He seeks the Republican nomination in the Aug. 7 primary election and the Nov. 6 general election.
A bus driver for Belding Area Schools has returned to work after being temporarily suspended when a child was left on the bus. According to Superintendent Leslie Mount, Belding preschool students were dropped off at the Early Childhood Center at 1 p.m. Feb, 28. A female bus driver, who Mount declined to name, let the children off, did her normal check of the bus, walked throughout the bus and looked at all of the seats, but one child was under a seat and had fallen asleep.
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Michigan State Police Lakeview Post troopers arrested a Carson City man Monday on numerous larceny and drug charges. Troopers investigated the breaking and entering of a building in the Carson City area, where meth lab components were left behind. Information was developed on a suspect and his possible location, as well as a vehicle, a red 1996 GMC Jimmy, which had been stolen earlier that morning.
The Montabella Mustangs boys basketball team has not won a district title since 2007. They continue their effort for a new title tonight with a matchup against Beal City at home in the Class C district semifinals.
The Carson City-Crystal Eagles girls basketball team had a tremendous season. They won their first conference (CMAC) title since 1983. They won their first district title since 1984 and they tied a school record for wins with 18 when they defeated St. Louis on Friday.
A trailer home is still standing after a fire broke out this morning. The Montcalm Township Fire Department responded to the fire at about 5:44 a.m. on W. Spencer Road.
Although the recent crime spree in Greenville has seen a downturn, local authorities hosted a seminar for business owners Tuesday on how to keep the declining trend going.